Highlights from Soul Space: Gerry Hussey on Healing Trauma

The Soul Space event I was so looking forward to happened this weekend. Very early on Saturday morning, my husband, toddler and I tumbled into our campervan and hit the road to Galway. We arrived at the beautiful venue, Claregalway…

Have you got a question for Clare?

Clare Reed, our Cancer Therapist here at Happy Magazine, will be answering your questions regarding the tools and techniques you can use to help yourself through the challenge of cancer in our first print edition coming out in December. A…

Louise McSharry launches new ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’ video series to support those affected by blood cancer

New research to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month this month has revealed that 29% of carers are spending the equivalent of an average working week or more to care for a loved one living with cancer[i] 29% of people who care…

ARC Cancer Support

I love this short video from the team at ARC Cancer Support. It explains exactly what services are available at the three ARC Cancer Support Centres in Dublin, free of charge. I popped into the ARC Centre near St James’s…

How to wrap great Turbans! By Georgie Crawford

Have you been following Georgie Crawford on Instagram? Georgie is the Entertainment Editor at Spin Radio here in Ireland and she has been going through treatment for breast cancer over the last year. Georgie has been shining a light on…

Boots Ireland Launches ‘Feel Like You Again’ Campaign to Support People Living with Cancer

I noticed the Boots ‘Feel Like You Again’ campaign almost immediately when it was launched this week – have you seen it yet? It’s really powerful and has brought tears to my eyes every time I’ve watched it. With this…

5 tips for getting through hospital scans

Thump. The sound of your hospital scan appointment letter landing on the doormat. Or is it the sound of your heart falling to your shoes? Hospital scans are a difficult part of life after a cancer diagnosis. And it’s hard.…

CervicalCheck controversy update from the Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is determined to do everything they can to help everyone affected by the recent CervicalCheck scandal. They have put together information that might help answer any worries and questions you have in relation to the scandal HERE.…

How to tell your children you have cancer: Cora’s Story

Today’s article is from Cora Dineen Mattimoe, a mum and breast cancer survivor from Co. Cork. Cora’s written a piece for us all about how to tell your kids you have cancer. If this is a scenario facing you in…

Website Spotlight: Clare’s Wish

Clare’s Wish Foundation is an Irish charity which grants wishes to adults living with terminal illnesses. Founded by Kevin Clancy in loving memory of his sister Clare, the Irish charity has already granted more than 50 wishes in all counties…

Daffodil Centres – Have you visited one?

Today is Daffodil Day and around the country thousands of volunteers will be out helping to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. Daffodil Day really is a wonderful initiative with benefits in two key areas – firstly, spreading awareness…

Boots Food Intolerance Testing Service

Did you know Boots Pharmacy offer a Food Intolerance Testing Service? This can be useful if you’re wondering if certain foods are making you feel unwell. Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to food you’ve eaten. It’s not usually serious, but it…

Shine Cancer Support Blog – Living with cancer in your 20s, 30s and 40s

We came across the Shine Cancer Support Blog on Twitter the other day. Shine Cancer Support is the only charity in the UK exclusively focused on supporting adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have been diagnosed with cancer. They…

Breast Friends – Breast Cancer & Beyond

If you or a friend or family member is currently going through breast cancer, check out Teresa Costello’s blog Breast Friends. She has been blogging her way through breast cancer and beyond and sharing all the highs and lows of…